Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Tandem Cycling A bicycle built for two. Want to find out more about this wonderful world of tandems? Check out this forum to talk with other tandem enthusiasts. Captains and stokers welcome!

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-13-13, 09:06 AM   #1
Yo Spiff 
Carpe Velo
Thread Starter
 
Yo Spiff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Bikes: 2000 Bianchi Veloce, '88 Trek 900, '88 Schwinn Prologue, '92 Schwinn Crosscut, '03 Diamondback Tandem, '94 Yokota Grizzly Peak
Posts: 2,514
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Need a centerstand that fits my tandem

On my second tandem now. The first one was too tall for my stoker and we will be selling it.

I bought an Esge double legged kickstand a few months back and it would not fit my Trek T100. There was not enough clearance between the stand's hinge and the stoker's left chainwheel.

The new one is a Diamondback Wildwood. Not as nice a bike, but it fits her and the price was only $150. Still a decent entry level LBS quality machine (Aside from the loud paint scheme). The Esge stand has the same problem on the new bike! Not enough room behind the BB and side to side between the stoker's chainwheels. I'm sure I'm not the only one to encounter this issue. Can anyone recommend a stand that will fit? I am aware of the carbon stand that folds up and carries in a mount next to the bottle cage, but I'd like something that is attached if it is possible to find one.



Thanks.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 02 Diamondback Wildwood.jpg (41.4 KB, 8 views)
__________________
2000 Bianchi Veloce, 199x Bianchi Volpe, 199x Bianchi Boardwalk, 2010 Bianchi Milano, '88 Schwinn Prologue, '88 Trek 900, 198x Benotto Triathlon. '88 Schwinn Crosscut
Yo Spiff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-13, 10:05 AM   #2
twocicle
Clipless in Coeur d'Alene
 
twocicle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Bikes: Calfee Dragonfly S&S Tandem, Specialized Tarmac SL4 S-Works, other misc Road & MTB singles
Posts: 1,706
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 37 Post(s)
This is a really interesting kickstand. It even comes with a bamboo Calfee attached! Now that would prompt KICKSTAND ENVY



PS: Anyone know what that double cable device is, attached under the chainstay? It's not a brake caliper AFAIK.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg calfee_tall_bike_kickstand_600.jpg (95.2 KB, 44 views)

Last edited by twocicle; 02-13-13 at 10:10 AM.
twocicle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-13, 11:33 AM   #3
zonatandem
Senior Member
 
zonatandem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Tucson, AZ
Bikes: Custom Zona c/f tandem + Scott Plasma single
Posts: 10,908
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 41 Post(s)
Been tandeming since 1975 and over 230,000+ miles as a tandem duo.
Have never felt the need/desire to put a kickstand on our tandems, even when on week-long tours.
If we can't lean bike against something or lay it down then we're in trouble!
Have seen big kid get on tandem that had a kickstand deployed . . . guess what happened? It, and kid, fell down!
Just our input.
Pedal on TWOgether!
Rudy and Kay/zonatandem
zonatandem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-13, 12:19 PM   #4
Dean V
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 1,172
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by twocicle View Post
This is a really interesting kickstand. It even comes with a bamboo Calfee attached! Now that would prompt KICKSTAND ENVY



PS: Anyone know what that double cable device is, attached under the chainstay? It's not a brake caliper AFAIK.
Looks like gear cables going to a Rohloff hub.
Dean V is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-13, 12:29 PM   #5
twocicle
Clipless in Coeur d'Alene
 
twocicle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Bikes: Calfee Dragonfly S&S Tandem, Specialized Tarmac SL4 S-Works, other misc Road & MTB singles
Posts: 1,706
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 37 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dean V View Post
Looks like gear cables going to a Rohloff hub.

Doh! Of course it is. I should have noticed the lack of derailleur on the other side. Likely this is a show bike, hence the built-in/on kickstand.

How about this stoker kickstand? ...

Attached Images
File Type: jpg stoker feet.jpg (9.8 KB, 19 views)

Last edited by twocicle; 02-13-13 at 03:13 PM.
twocicle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-13, 12:59 PM   #6
Tom Spohn
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Seattle
Bikes: Spec. Roubaix, Cannondale RT2, BF NWT, BF tandem
Posts: 201
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
This is what we use. Works amazingly well. http://www.click-stand.com/
Tom Spohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-13, 04:14 PM   #7
Clarabelle
Senior Member
 
Clarabelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Sequim, Washington on the Olympic Peninsula
Bikes: Co-Motion Mocha, Fuji touring, Trex hybrid, Bike Friday Tandem Traveler
Posts: 438
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Spohn View Post
This is what we use. Works amazingly well. http://www.click-stand.com/
We use the click-stand as well. Light, compact, and it works well with a tandem, which is too heavy for traditional kickstands. We do use a wall when available, but the click-stand when not. We prefer to keep our machine upright.
Clarabelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:18 AM.